Cynthia Miller’s Art

Cynthia Miller, in Tucson, Arizona, is a frequent collaborator with Chax, most often allowing us to use her images or parts of images on book covers, occasionally participating in fine letterpress book arts projects, and acting as our Visual Arts Director. Educated at...

Gratitude Collage

from Rachel Blau DuPlessis’s recent collages, Secular Ex Votos, a “gratitude” collage project, some of which will be published in the next issue of Fence. Chax has recently published the Selected Poems of Rachel Blau DuPlessis. Please find it here!...

On A Day of Glass, by Steven Salmoni

Find A Day of Glass on this web site! A Day of Glass Throughout the past decade or so, I have been especially interested in exploring the connections between poetry and the (visual) art of painting. Much of my writing during this time has been devoted to this pursuit,...

Blake & Science / An Exchange

By Andrew Joron & Adam Cornford Andrew writes: “The marriage of science & poetry in your work has many sources, which you also mention in the statement, Blake being most prominent among them. Bringing Blake’s thought in line with contemporary science...

BLAKE, SCIENCE, ETERNITY, AND POETRY

Lalia on Chax being my first new full-length collection in almost a quarter-century, I’m given to reflect on my sources and preoccupations. First among these is the poetry and worldview of William Blake, who, to use his own expression, has been my Friend and Teacher...

Join us at Chax!

nGive to ChaxnJoin our CommunitynnnIn our 37 years Chax has practiced the creation of community. Our community includes our directors and founders, our board members, interns, volunteers, authors, and supporters, as well as international partners in book making,...

chax AND black mountain (1)

Chax was not a dream in a mind when I met, after a few years of reading their work, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, and Ed Dorn, at a conference in Iowa City on Charles Olson. I was at the time in grad school at the Univ of Wisconsin, in Madison, and I was TA-ing for...

What Books These Are Ink Only Knows

We have so MANY books in progress at Chax! New books which will be out in the next couple of months from Kyle Schlesinger and Andrew Levy. Not long after that from Adam Cornford. Soon, as well, a Selected Poems from Norman Fischer, also Selected Poems of Rachel Blau...